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One Month Update: Starting Line Health and Fitness LYFT class

It’s been a month since I started working out at StartingLine Health and Fitness in Rochester Hills. They are giving me three months of LYFT workouts in exchange for me sharing my experience with Metro Detroit Mommy! I wish I could tell you how many pounds I have lost but…I stopped weighing myself. It was frustrating and distracting me from… Read More »One Month Update: Starting Line Health and Fitness LYFT class

Truth Be Told: Ten Common Breastfeeding Myths Debunked!

Truth Be Told: Ten Common Breastfeeding Myths Debunked! As a Breastfeeding Counselor I am sometimes baffled by the misinformation about breastfeeding. When I lead support groups and work with moms I hear about the advice and suggestions given to them. Some of it is completely laughable, other times the advice seems helpful, but the reality is it’s not. There are… Read More »Truth Be Told: Ten Common Breastfeeding Myths Debunked!

Back to School – Give Your Big Kids A Boost!

Can you hear that?  …Cash registers ringing with the sales of new lunch boxes, folders, and endless boxes of pencils? …Parents desperately trying (and mostly failing) to get their children back into a bedtime routine? …Children begging for just one more trip to the beach in a frantic attempt at fitting in more summer activities? Ah, yes.  The sounds of… Read More »Back to School – Give Your Big Kids A Boost!

25 EASY peanut and tree nut free snack ideas for back to school

Summer is fading as fast as your tan and that means one thing: The kiddos are heading back to school!  With food allergies on the rise, many schools have peanut and tree nut-free classrooms and buildings. And as a food allergy parent, I know how hard it is to come up with tasty (and healthy!) snacks your kids actually WANT… Read More »25 EASY peanut and tree nut free snack ideas for back to school

Car Seat Safety: Rear Facing – the hows & whys

As a Child Passenger Safety Technician I am a huge advocate for keeping kids rear-facing as long as possible.  Not only is it safer (500% safer!) and often more comfortable for kids, it also prevents the dreaded tantrum-induced seatback kickboxing sessions to which toddlers are so prone. I’ve been doing seat checks for almost 2 years and the number 1… Read More »Car Seat Safety: Rear Facing – the hows & whys